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PORTLAND PULSE = CRYSTAL BALLROOM + GERDING THEATER + OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  In one week Portland showed itself on a Sunday night, Tuesday night, and Wednesday afternoon. The show included the Crystal Ballroom on SW 14th and Burnside, Gerding Theater on NW 11th, and Oregon Historical Society on SW Park.   From Dan Auerbach, to Astoria Part 2, to Oregon’s birthday party, Portland lifted the curtain […]

LAURA INGRAHAM COACHES LeBRON JAMES WIN

    By now the news on Laura Ingraham telling LeBron James to ‘shut up and dribble’ ought to be cooked to perfection. The Fox News superstar, by including The King in her act, broadened the platform…   For LeBron.   Laura Ingraham fouled LeBron, a hard foul, and he responded with, “Laura who?” She […]

THE LONG MARRIED SECRET? WORDS

Too often we take wedding anniversaries for granted? Who does that? Not those married to a skunk who buys extravagant gifts to cover their stink. That’s the yearly bonus they give for looking the other way.   Just make sure your present is better than the one they bought the other one. That’s spells love […]

APPLIED GUN VIOLENCE EXPLAINED

  Baby boomers have a unique perspective when it comes to gun violence. Our fathers participated in the most extreme gun violence in world history. The books call it WWII and Korea; the dads went with bad intentions.   Their applied gun violence saved the world from a Nazi future. Along with the horrific acts […]

DEMOCRAT PARTY OFFICIAL WEBSITE PHONE CALL

  I got the call last night from the Democrat Party, and like a story that goes public after signing non-disclosure statements, I felt a sense of freedom.   The phone call on my land line, yes I still have a land line, was a money call. One hundred dollars was the starting point.   […]

FAMILY SHAME HELPS A GROWN MAN SCHEDULE CHECK UP

  In a traditional wedding picture there’s a couple staring at the camera with faces radiating the joy of the day.   It’s a look of happiness as they look forward to the rest of their lives together.   Getting married is more than a date, it’s a roll of the dice on the long […]

NEW BETTER IS BETTER THAN THE OLD BETTER?

    If Bruce is right, then what is the opposite called, the one who can’t listen over their own voice, thinks only what they’re told to think, and blind to the world around them.   Fill in the blank with your favorite, even if advice from Bruce Lee isn’t best for you.   I […]

TRUST THE PROCESS FROM THE START

    Starting a project, a diet, a savings plan? Trust the process.   The first day is all magical. One screenwriter said a days work at the beginning of a new script means putting a title on a piece of paper and putting it in a drawer for tomorrow.   Cutting carrots follows a […]

A TIME LONG AGO AT A HIGH SCHOOL FAR FAR AWAY

North Bend Oregon High School, class of 1973. What’s so special?   Like later generations staking their claims to, ‘the first digital generation’ or ‘the first paperless generation’ or ‘the first generation raised on video games,’ the generational niche of 1973 is ‘the first modern generation.’   Born of the roaring ’50’s with TV dinners […]

FOUNDER HOUNDER DRAGS MAN TO CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

The dog’s side of the story:   He said we were going for a drive. I like going for a drive with the window down. I like the wind in my face.   Why wouldn’t I go?   Then he shows up in those shorts. I tried not to look too embarrassed.   I told […]